Murder charge after man's body found at Umina Beach

Wednesday, 18 October 2023 07:35:32 PM

A man has been charged with murder after a body was found in a car parked at Umina Beach earlier this week.

Emergency services were called to a carpark on Trafalgar Avenue about 3.15am (Monday 16 October 2023), where officers from Brisbane Water Police District found the body of a 40-year-old man suffering stab wounds.

Following inquiries by detectives from Brisbane Water Police District, assisted by the State Crime Command's Homicide Squad.

A 30-year-old man was arrested about 7.30am the same day at Gosford Police Station; he was taken to hospital where he has since undergone surgery for a hand injury.

The man was today (Wednesday 18 October 2023), charged by detectives from Brisbane Water Police District with one count of murder.

The man, from Umina Beach, has been refused bail to appear in Gosford Local Court tomorrow (Thursday 19 October 2023).